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Team Hoyt San Diego fundraiser

A fundraising event in support of San Diego’s disabled youth was held for Team Hoyt San Diego on Jan. 16 at Lomas Santa Fe Country Club.

Team Hoyt San Diego “aspires to build the individual character, self-confidence and self-esteem of America’s disabled youth in all facets of daily life, including family and community activities, sports, at home, in schools, and in the workplace.

“Money raised by Team Hoyt San Diego goes toward the purchase, maintenance and repairs of running equipment for our athletes. It also helps fund equipment scholarships, races, athletic grants and administrative expenses.”

Keynote speaker at the event was local marathoner, triathlete and Team Hoyt San Diego Vice President Jim Pathman, father to Riley and Shane.

Guests also had the opportunity to meet the internationally-acclaimed athletes (father and son) Dick and Rick Hoyt, who has cerebral palsy, as well as athletes from Team Hoyt San Diego.

Dick has pushed Rick Hoyt in a wheelchair “in over 1,000 races, including marathons, duathlons and triathlons (six of them being Ironman competitions). Also adding to their list of achievements, Dick and Rick biked and ran across the U.S. in 1992, completing a full 3,735 miles in 45 days.” Visit www.teamhoyt.com or www.teamhoytsd.com.

Photos by Jon Clark.


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